Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual: Broken and Bruised
Geezer Butler’s new project Deadland Ritual has just released their first music video for a new song called “Broken and Bruised.” The Black Sabbath bassist’s musical stamp is evident and his snarling bass ties the track together.
Butler is joined in Deadland Ritual by Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), and Franky Perez (Apocalyptica). “Broken and Bruised” is the second track release from the band, who has played only a handful of shows. The bassist told Billboard that their live sets this year will include original music and a mix of songs from each member’s respective projects.
“We’re thinking about doing seven original songs, which we’ve done up to now, unless we write more between now and May,” he said. “Probably three or four SABBATH songs. ‘N.I.B.’, because that’s what I’m associated with particularly; the bass intro and all that kind of stuff. And some stuff that SABBATH didn’t do, like ‘Symptom Of the Universe’. Steve loves that one. And Franky likes ‘Heaven And Hell’ and we might do one or two others; see which ones work out best in rehearsals. But more obscure SABBATH songs, rather than ‘Iron Man’ or ‘Paranoid’, that’s been done a million times. A couple VELVET REVOLVER. ‘Slither’ definitely, I’m not sure ’bout the second one, and I think we’re going to do ‘Rebel Yell’, Billy Idol! [Laughs] I have to learn them all between now and May.”
Deadland Ritual will be on tour in Europe this month and will return to the U.S. for a pair of shows later in the fall.
Deadland Ritual Tour Dates:
|Jun 06||Solvesborg, SWE||Sweden Rock Festival|
|Jun 07||Nurberg, GER||Rock AM Ring|
|Jun 09||Nuremberg, GER||Rock IM Park|
|Jun 10||Berlin, GER||Bi Nuu|
|Jun 11||Hamburg, GER||Logo|
|Jun 13||London, UK||02 Academy Islington|
|Jun 14||Castle Donnington, UK||Download Festival|
|Jun 15||Glasgow, UK||Garage|
|Jun 19||Pratteln, SWI||Z7|
|Jun 21||Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA||Azkena Rock Festival|
|Jun 22||Clisson, FRA||Hellfest Festival|
|Jun 23||Dessel, BEL||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|Sep 29||Louisville, KY||Louder Than Life Festival|
|Oct 13||Sacramento, CA||Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival)|